In 100 cities across the country, fast food workers went on strike Thursday to try to raise the federal minimum wage. In Phoenix protesters were out demanding a higher living wage, but none of them were fast food workers.
The Arizona State Forestry Division was fined nearly $560,000 in violations for the way the division handled the Yarnell Hill Fire. The Industrial Commission of Arizona approved the fines after the findings from the Arizona Division of Occupational Health and Safety at a hearing Wednesday.
Arizona's workplace safety agency recommended Wednesday that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters, saying officials placed the protection of non-defensible structures and pastureland ahead of firefighter safety.
Ed Plinkington of The Guardian U.S. on breaking the story of leaked documents about the secretive organization, ALEC, which brings together state legislators with corporate representatives to write model legislation that is taken back to states.